Monday, 31 May 2010

Where has the time gone?

It's been a while since I visited my blog, computer problems and lack of motivation have both got in the way, so I thought that it was about time that I did a little update.

There's not a lot of stitching been going on although I have started a couple of things but not made a lot of progress. I've been decorating and cleaning and doing the one thing that keeps me sane........gardening. I don't know what it is but when I get out there all my problems disappear, no pressure, no problems, just a peaceful way to spend the day and then after a soak in the bath, curl up in front of the TV and nod off!

I've let so many things get to me since last year but I think that with the aid of the "happy pills" and a lot of talking to myself, I'm finally sorting myself out, albeit slowly. I've finally realised that I can't be superwoman, I can't be the best at everything I do, not that I ever thought that I was, but I can do what I want to and be happy in achieving whatever makes me happy and contented in my life.

I've taken a few pictures of the garden to remind me of a few of my achievements........ along with a little help from Mother Nature......

The first picture is of my paeony, it was a small piece taken from my Dad's garden at least thirty years ago and still going strong.

Next is a gorgeous pink rose that the old gentleman next door was throwing out, it smells devine.

A view of the pond, sadly only two fish out of the four are left but it's lovely to hear the sound of water trickling down the rocks.

I have lots of different aquilegia but this is one of my favourites.

And finally this beautiful lupin that self set amongst the vegetables, it was too pretty to dig out so there it can stay.

That's about it for now, next time I hope to be able to show some stitching progress.

Thank you to those who've emailed to ask where I'd got to and if I was ok, I'll try and update this old blog a bit more regularly if I can,

love and hugs,


Stitching Kath said...

garden looks lovely. well done. i too cant seem to update my blog regularly at the moment so your not alone.

Always smiling said...

Beautiful garden Sue... and glad to hear you're feeling a lot brighter... thats what gardening can do for us!

Chris x